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Using EesySoft To Identify Specific Links

As part of our migration away from Tegrity, we knew that in addition to embedded videos, there were also courses that contained links to Tegrity. […]

Adding an 'Upload Your Profile Picture' link to the Blackboard Global Navigation

With the recent transition from Blackboard’s Enhanced Social Profiles to standard Learn Avatars, this also removed the quick link that was previously available via the […]

Notifying Users Based on Tool Adoption

With our migration from Tegrity to Panopto, we needed a way to track and communicate with our faculty who were still utilizing Tegrity. To complete […]

A Cheat Sheet to Panopto’s Integration with Blackboard Learn

As our university continues its transition to Panopto from Tegrity, I thought I’d share how the Blackboard Integration works since there isn’t much information available […]

Force Panopto to SSO With Blackboard When Not Using a Tool Link

Problem As our university migrates to Panopto, one issue we noticed is that students would have to authenticate twice when viewing a video embedded in […]

EesySoft Implementation

Project Client: The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Project Attributes Type: eLearningDate: December 2017Software: EesySoft About this Project Assisted in the implementation of EesySoft Support and […]

TxDLA 2019: Integrating a 24/7 All-in-One Support Center in Blackboard

Summary As the growth in online and hybrid courses rapidly increase, it is key that students, faculty, and staff are equipped with the necessary support […]

Getting Started With Blackboard Theme Customizations

To get started with customizing your Blackboard theme, you’ll first need to download the original theme and create a custom.css file. Download the Original Theme […]

Setting the External Grade in Blackboard

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Using EesySoft Messaging to Deploy Payment Deadline Notices In Blackboard

Final Payment Deadline Popup Message With the start of the Spring Semester, we were asked to provide a notice in Blackboard reminding students of payment […]

Adding Alternate Text to Images in Blackboard Learn

Adding alternative text (“alt text”) to an image provides a textual version of the graphic. This is beneficial for screen readers as it’ll be able to verbally describe […]

Captioning Videos with Amara

While researching different ways to create accessible content, I came across Amara. Amara is a free tool that allows you to caption your videos through a […]

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